Presentation Title

Evidence-Based Practice across the Disciplines: An Information Literacy Instructional Approach

Location

Room 1005

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Academic librarians collaborate with teaching faculty to provide information literacy instruction for evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice is considered the gold standard of clinical decision-making in which the practitioner incorporates 1) the best available research regarding the effectiveness of treatment, 2) the expertise and judgment of the practitioner, and 3) the values and preferences of the client into the clinical decision process. Information literacy is a strong component of evidence-based practice and so the librarian is a natural partner. This presentation will describe an academic librarian’s experience delivering information literacy instruction to support evidence-based practice within the curriculum of three different academic departments: Allied Health, Nursing, and Social Work. While working within each program, the unique needs of their students were considered to deliver effective instruction. Collaboration with faculty members in the departments facilitated a tailored approach to the librarian’s evidence-based practice instruction. An overview of evidence-based practice along with the different type of instruction techniques used for each discipline will be discussed.

Presentation Description

The presentation will follow the general paper presentation format.

Keywords

evidence-based practice; information literacy; faculty collaboration; instructional techniques; academic librarians

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 9:45 AM Oct 1st, 11:00 AM

Evidence-Based Practice across the Disciplines: An Information Literacy Instructional Approach

Room 1005

Academic librarians collaborate with teaching faculty to provide information literacy instruction for evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice is considered the gold standard of clinical decision-making in which the practitioner incorporates 1) the best available research regarding the effectiveness of treatment, 2) the expertise and judgment of the practitioner, and 3) the values and preferences of the client into the clinical decision process. Information literacy is a strong component of evidence-based practice and so the librarian is a natural partner. This presentation will describe an academic librarian’s experience delivering information literacy instruction to support evidence-based practice within the curriculum of three different academic departments: Allied Health, Nursing, and Social Work. While working within each program, the unique needs of their students were considered to deliver effective instruction. Collaboration with faculty members in the departments facilitated a tailored approach to the librarian’s evidence-based practice instruction. An overview of evidence-based practice along with the different type of instruction techniques used for each discipline will be discussed.